Brandt School Universität Erfurt


The Brandt School has a long tradition of successful partnerships. The establishment of the public policy educational program made partnerships with practitioners, organizations in the public sector, business and academic institutions central to its educational mission.


As our strategic partner in education, the Haniel Foundation has contributed towards building up the Brandt School into one of the leading professional schools in Europe. The Foundation solidified its commitment to the Brandt School by granting it institutional funding for the first time in its history. Therefore, since 2008 the Haniel Foundation has been partially funding the Franz Haniel Chair for Public Policy, which acts as a reminder of the entrepreneurial pioneer and founder of the Haniel Holding, Franz Haniel (1779-1886). The Brandt School and the Haniel Foundation share a commitment for entrepreneurial values and responsible leadership. With this goal the Brandt School has been training policy entrepreneurs in its MPP program since 2002 and developed entrepreneurship into one of the school’s four research areas. To further strengthen this focal area, the Foundation is funding the Aletta Haniel Professorship for Public Policy and Entrepreneurship since 2012.

Students showing excellence are supported through the Haniel Foundation’s prestigious scholarship programs, among them the Haniel Scholarships for young academics from Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and the Haniel Stipends for high-performing students from all over the world.

The Haniel Foundation is a non-profit foundation which was established in 1988 by Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH and is based in Duisburg. The Foundation's mission is to promote value-oriented entrepreneurship; build bridges between different social spheres; and facilitate international dialogue and knowledge-transfer for its projects.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the world’s largest funding organisation supporting international exchange of students and scholars. The DAAD has been a major partner of the Brandt School since 2008. Three comprehensive programs are supported by the DAAD: The “Good Governance in Afghanistan Program”, the “Public Policy and Good Governance Program” and the “Conflict Studies and Management Program”. All of them aim at qualifying future leaders according to the principles of good governance and preparing them for their professional life.

The Donors' Association for German Scholarship awarded the Brandt School of Public Policy with the Research Lectureship for Public Policy. The only such Research lectureship in former East Germany was established with the financial support of the Marga and Kurt Möllgard Foundation.

The Transatlantic Policy Consortium consists of 36 universities in Europe and the United States that offer degree programs and/or carry out research in the general field of public policy analysis and education. Meetings are held annually to facilitate the exchange of ideas and to forge cooperation in new areas.

The Federal Ministry for Education and Research sponsored the development of a multimedia learning environment and multimedia applications for the MPP program.

The GIZ supports the cooperation between the Brandt School and the Ukrainian government endeavoring to educate and train junior recruits of the government and administration of the Ukraine.

The "Landesentwicklungsgesellschaft" (LEG) of Thuringia aims to support the development of business and investments in the region. It cooperates with the Brandt School of Public Policy on the research project ENABLE and has also taken on MPP students as interns.

PUBLIUS e.V. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting university education in the field of public policy.